Faculty

Joseph Umidi, D.Min.

Executive Vice President for Student Life

Professor of Practical Theology

Bio

Dr. Joseph Umidi joined Regent University in 1985 after serving in Canada in leading ministries and churches for 13 years. Umidi was part of the original core faculty team, and he helped design most of the practical ministry courses and curriculum that others now teach. In addition, he authored an award-winning coaching curriculum that was a first for seminaries and is now being taught by Regent students in 24 countries and 14 languages over the past 17 years.

Umidi is an ordained minister with New Life Ministries, a church-planting movement he helped launch, and is an overseer for several churches along the East Coast of the U.S. He continues to train leaders internationally and is recognized as a spiritual father for emerging leaders in several countries. Umidi is a recipient of the Chancellor's Award at Regent University and numerous other awards for outstanding teaching and mentoring. He presently serves as the Executive Vice President for Student Life at Regent University. He is married and has one son and three grandchildren.

Publications

Published Chapters and Journal Articles:


"Perspectives on the Coaching Movement," Ministries Today, July/August 2006.


"Apostolic Imagination" chapter in book series of Aligning with the Apostolic by Kingdom House Publications


Published Books:


Transformational Intelligence: Creating Cultures of Honor at Home & Work, Lifeforming Institute, 2014.


Transformational Coaching: Bridge Building that Impacts, Advances, and Connects the Ministry and the Marketplace. Xulon Press, 2005.


Confirming the Pastoral Call, Kregal, 2000


Manuals:


Discipleship Training Manual


Dreamfire Legacy Manual for Boomer Ministry


Professional Coach Training Manuals


Pastors-In-Residence Manual


Strategic Intercession for the 90's. Umidi Publishing


Avoiding Pastoral Pitfalls, a pastoral ethics leadership manual


New Testament Cell Life: Models for Impacting Our Times, a small group ministry resource manual


Equipping for the End-Time Harvest. Used for Leadership Training International (LTI)


Materials for Pastoral Seminars:


"The Ministry of Mentoring"


"Effective Leadership"


"Leader's Life"


"Biblical-Based Coaching"


"Family Life and Pastoral Care Ministry Principles"


"Avoiding Pastoral Pitfalls"


"Finishing Well"

Affiliations

Professional Memberships: Ordination with New Life Ministries, Intl. Society Pentecostal Studies International Coach Federation Christian Business Chambers Founder and President: Lifeforming Institute Lifeforming Leadership Coaching

Meet Our Faculty

Jeffrey Anderson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology

  jeffan2@regent.edu
Corné J. Bekker, D.Litt et Phil

Dean

Professor

Department Chair, Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry, General Education

757.352.4193 clbekker@regent.edu
Diane J. Chandler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Christian Formation and Leadership

757.352.4417 diancha@regent.edu
Dale M. Coulter, D.Phil.

Associate Professor of Historical Theology

757.352.4183 dcoulter@regent.edu
Mara Lief Crabtree, D.Min.

Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality & Women's Studies

757.352.4421 maracra@regent.edu
Bradley J. Embry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

757-352-4972 bembry@regent.edu
James Flynn, D.Min.

Associate Dean of Operations & Teaching

Associate Professor of Practical Theology

757.352.4527 jamefly@regent.edu
Daniel Gilbert, Ph.D.

Director of Master’s Programs

Assistant Professor

  danigil@regent.edu
Mark A. Jumper, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theological and Ministerial Studies

757.352.4903 mjumper@regent.edu
Alemayehu Mekonnen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Missions

  amekonnen@regent.edu
Kevin Spawn, D.Phil.

Associate Professor of Old Testament

757.352.4409 kspawn@regent.edu
J. Lyle Story, Ph.D.

Professor of Biblical Languages and New Testament

757.352.4402 lylesto@regent.edu
Archie T. Wright, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

757.352.4532 awright@regent.edu